Church Calendar published July 17, 2021

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Peace Lutheran

NEW LONDON — Peace Lutheran Church will celebrate its 50th anniversary on Sunday, July 18, with a 10:30 a.m. brunch of egg bake, fresh fruit, rolls, coffee and juice for a freewill donation. Family activities include a bouncy house, games and prizes for kids, root beer floats, face painting and sidewalk chalk.

Lake Florida Mission

SPICER — Lake Florida Mission Church will have a 151st anniversary celebration at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 1. The day will start outdoors with guest speakers.

Jim Molenaar will reflect on “What Does the Lake Florida Church mean to me.” Pastor Vernon Anderson will provide a historical summary of the pastors who served the church.

Carolyn Mankell Sowinski will answer questions about her recent book, “Lake Florida Mission Covenant Church Cemetery” which identifies each person buried in the cemetery, with a focus on the immigrants, basic genealogical information, links to descendants also buried in the cemetery, identification of veterans, victims of the 1918-1920 flu pandemic and victims of the 1878-1880 diphtheria epidemic.

There will be time for a cemetery memory walk before regathering in the church at 3 p.m. for music by Lee and Carol Roisum and a message by Pastor Douglas Mankell. Cake, coffee, and a time of fellowship to follow.

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